Delirium Tremens - Brouwerij Huyghe
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Reviews by HappyBivouac:
4.68/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured into an Ommegang chalice. This is the first I've had of the style.
a- a white head that foams up quickly and then leaves thin clouds sitting atop a bright albeit cloudy golden yellow beer. Lots of floating sediment here but I poured the entire bottle down to the bottom.
s- an incredibly potent aroma. thick, dense banana sweetness and sugar, slight pineapple even. Some medicinal notes hidden under the lush sweetness and citrusy tartness. Hop presence is lively and makes this an incredibly complex smell. No alcohol presence to speak of.
t- this is something of a revelation to me. I've never tasted a beer like this before. Bananas and hint of pineapple/other tropical fruits hit at the front and just longer on and on. A crisp lemon peel livens up the flavor along with various spices I can't identify. This is absolutely delicious. The alcohol is once again completely undetectable.
m- crisp and biting, but slightly thicker than expected. Very nice and smooth. Leaves behind a thickness in the mouth that isn't entirely pleasant.
d- phenomenal job of masking the alcohol with delicious flavors. The best job I've seen in a high alcohol beer. This is crisp and biting, like some kind of gourmet spiced tropical fruit dessert. I'm drinking one of these on a cold Iowa winter's evening and it's near perfect. On a hot summer's day after being outside this might be even better. It is almost dangerous how good this stuff is. If you haven't tried it, do so as soon as possible.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2009 23:00:43 | More by HappyBivouac
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4.25/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
What can I say about a beer that is named after a medical condition that happens to alcoholics after withdrawing? It's great beer compared to other beers of the world, but is marginal good compared to other Belgium Strong Ales. It is definately a hipster beer. It pours bright gold, has a petite head that sticks around a little bit, and stable body (average carbonation). It has a natural taste of grasses, malts, hops, earth, and sweetness, with the yeast taste running major interference. It has an edge to it's tast becuase of the 8.5% ABV, it has malty aftertaste, and is a filling beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-10-2014 20:10:21 | More by ChristopherWIU-UTPA
Delirium Tremens from Brouwerij Huyghe
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